Sugar bag

Description
Sugar was a prized ration that hardly ever went bad. This sugar bag and the sugar that was in it, belonged to Byron Simeon Blake. Blake enlisted August 11, 1862 and was mustered in as a musician in the 140th Regiment of the New York Volunteer Infantry. This regiment saw action in major battles such as the Battle of Fredericksburg, the Battle of Chancellorsville, and the Battle of Gettysburg. Blake mustered out June 3, 1865.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
bag
sack
sugar
ration
associated date
1861-1865
Physical Description
leather (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 7 1/4 in x 5 in x 1/2 in; 18.415 cm x 12.7 cm x 1.27 cm
ID Number
AF*58176M
catalog number
58176M
accession number
206541
subject
Military
Food
Civil War
event
Civil War
See more items in
Armed Forces History: Armed Forces History, Military
Civil War
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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